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Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Hardcover – Oct 16 2001


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  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf; 40 Anv Rei edition (Oct. 16 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375413405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375413407
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 26 x 4.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By B. Marold on April 6 2004
Format: Hardcover
Rarely are we able to say with certainty that a book is at the top of its subject in regard and quality. This book, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck is certainly in that most unique position among cookbooks written in English and published in the United States.
With Julia Child's celebrity arising from her long series of TV cooking shows on PBS, it may be easy to forget how Ms. Child rose to a position with the authority that gave her the cachet to do these shows in the first place. This book is the foundation of that cachet and the basis of Ms. Child's influence with an entire generation of amateur and professional chefs.
It may also be easy to forget that this book has three authors and not just one. The three began as instructors in a school of French cooking, 'Les Ecole des Trois Gourmandes' operating in Paris in the 1950's. And, it was from their experience with this school that led them to write this book. To be fair, Julia Child originated a majority of the culinary content and contributed almost all of the grunt work with her editors and publisher to get the book published.
The influence of this book cannot be underestimated. It has been written that the style of recipe writing even influenced James Beard, the leading American culinary authority at the time, to change his style of writing in a major cookbook on which he was working when '...French Cooking' was published. Many major American celebrity experts in culinary matters have cited Child and this book as a major influence. Not the least of these is Martha Stewart and Ina Garten. It is interesting that these first to come to mind are not professional chefs, but caterers and teachers of the household cook.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Leslie D. Ehrlich on Jan. 1 2004
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There are two reasons to buy this book, along with its companion, Mastering the Art... Volume 2.
First, and most important, "Mastering" is an essential reference book on the French style of cooking. Whatever you're trying to make -- from simple things like chicken stock or scalloped potatoes or coq au vin to something that would try the patience of Job -- it's probably here, and with detailed, step-by-step instructions. Whether you follow the recipies literally or devise your own shortcuts, you'll know what's "right" and be able to make your own choices about what to do.
Secondly, it's a breakthrough book and a classic, capturing the state of French cooking and Americans' knowledge (or lack) at a particular point in time. In addition to the step-by-step instructions, the recipies are full of offhand comments about who taught Julia what and on the nature and source of the ingredients.
There are two aspects of these books which make them not for everyone. First, Julia brooks no shortcuts. Even relatively simple dishes can take some time. Second, the instructions are extremely detailed. This can be a virtue, but it can also be frustrating. A recipie can run several pages. This makes it a bit challenging to see the big picture of how the recipie is structured, or to find your place again once you've cleaned your knives and your hands (for the fourth time.)
That having been said, if you like to cook French and you have any interest in the classic recipies prepared the classic way, this book is indispensible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vaughan on Jan. 1 2011
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Excellent Book, and Amazon.ca quotes a great price! If you get Volume 2, make sure you have Volume 1 first, because it is often referenced.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Aug. 17 2001
Format: Paperback
Every serious home cook should have a good collection of Julia Child's recipes in the kitchen. Although many of the recipes are elaborate and time consuming, they are all clearly explained and easy to follow. I have never had a Julia Child recipe fail. I refer to this book constantly for basics such as pie crust. It is also my first line of defense for company meals.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scarberian on Feb. 1 2011
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Masterful. Classic. Julia. What else can you say about this book? It was ahead of its time and it still holds up well today. I've cooked a few chicken dishes and they were great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brad on Jan. 15 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book, and a good price. I couldn't find it for less than $50 in store. Cooking wise, if you follow her directions exactly, which are very clear, you can't go wrong. We've had some of the best meals, and you learn little tips and tricks that can improve your cooking in all areas. It's a cooking class far above any public school program. My professionally trained sister is learning new things from it, and she went to university to be a chef.
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I bought it because our copy of volume 1 was worn out. Pages were missing, including a large part of the index.
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This is the 'book' to refer to learn a wonderful style of cooking, an art actually. This book was an amazing project that took years of dedication to the craft, so that the rest of the world can understand what good food tastes like and how to dine... Every meal you make does not have to come from this book, but you will find that every meal you make, you style, and techniques came from this book. Bravo Julia, Simone and Louisette.
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